TYRE

  • Tweel: Michelin to mass produce its airless, puncture-proof radial tyre November 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Looks like Michelin is trying to reinvent the wheel and then mass produce it. Well, the tyre manufacturer's latest production facility will be solely dedicated towards making its new airless radial tyres. Christened the Tweel, this tyre combines the tyre and wheel assembly into one solid unit and takes...
  • Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection October 17, 2014

    Formula One's sole tyre supplier Pirelli has changed its compounds for next month's Brazilian Grand Prix after reassessing the state of new asphalt laid at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit. The original choice of hard and medium tyres was criticised by Brazilian driver Felipe Massa last weekend as potentially dangerous. However Pirelli said...
  • Air India plane tyre bursts at Allahabad airport; all passengers safe August 7, 2014

    Passengers on board an Air India flight that arrived here from New Delhi on Wednesday had a close shave when one of the plane's tyres burst while it was taxiing on the tarmac, an airport official said. "The incident took place this evening when the Air India flight from Delhi was...
  • Mumbai: USbound AI flight suffers tyre burst; all passengers safe February 3, 2014

    Mumbai: A USbound Air India flight from Ahmedabad with 260 passengers onboard suffered a tyre burst after it landed at the international airport, airport sources said on Monday. The incident took place last night when the airline's engineering staff found that three tyres of Boeing 777 aircraft AI191 were deflated on...
  • Plane tyre bursts; flight operations hit at Jaipur airport January 6, 2014

    Jaipur: A narrow escape for passengers on board an Air India flight in Jaipur as the plane's tyre burst as it was landing at the Sanganer airport. No one was injured in the incident but flight operations were halted at the airport. GuwahatiDelhi flight of Air India with 173 passengers...
  • We will provide F1 tyres for five years: Pirelli October 5, 2013

    Yeongam: Formula One tyre provider Pirelli is confident it will continue in that role for the next five years despite not having a contract with the series' governing body. FIA said last week it would have the right from 2015 to decide the tyre provider for the racing series despite Pirelli...
  • McLaren and Pirelli scrap Austin tyre test plan October 4, 2013

    Yeongam: McLaren have been forced to abandon plans for a Pirelli tyre test in Austin ahead of next month's US Grand Prix after objections from other Formula One teams. Pirelli confirmed at the Korean Grand Prix that the test would not occur. McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said he was neither...
  • Michelin is open to returning to Formula One: report August 26, 2013

    Paris: France's Michelin(MICP.PA) said it was open to supplying tyres to Formula One racing teams next season if it can agree terms with the sport's governing body, according to an interview in le Figaro. Italy's Pirelli (PECI.MI) is currently the only supplier of tyres for Formula One racing teams, and it...
  • Cocaine worth Rs 10 crore seized from a truck coming from PoK August 3, 2013

    Cocaine with street value of Rs 10 crore was seized on Friday from a truck returning from PakistanoccupiedKashmir in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. Acting on a specific input, police intercepted the truck bearing registration number of Jammu and Kashmir and driven by Abdul Ahad Ganie of Mawar Handwara on...
  • JK Tyre introduces exclusive series for Indias U20 racers July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: With an aim to give Indian racers the exposure to drive technically advanced cars, JK Tyre has replaced their Asia Series with Formula BMW series which will be exclusive for countrys under20 racing talents. Last year JK Racing Asia series was held at various Asian and European venues but...
  • Pirelli to bring soft tyres for the Hungarian GP July 11, 2013

    Formula One teams at the Hungarian Grand Prix will have 'soft' and 'medium' tyres for their cars supplied by Pirelli, BBC Sport has reported. After Lotus termed Pirelli's initial choice of 'hard' and 'medium' tyres as "conservative", the supplier revised its decision, which comes after multiple failures at last weekend's British...
  • Pirelli asks F1 teams to respect tyre requirements July 5, 2013

    Nuerburgring, Germany: With some of the leading Formula One drivers threatening to boycott the German Grand Prix if tyre blowouts persist, Pirelli has asked the teams to ensure safety by strictly respecting tyre operation requirements. The tyre supplier wants all teams to remain within the prescribed pressure limits and to stop...
  • Mercedes drivers back Pirelli to get it right July 3, 2013

    London: Nico Rosberg expressed confidence in Pirelli addressing tyre safety concerns on Wednesday and said Mercedes would be favourites to win in Germany this weekend. "I'm confident that the right decisions will be taken," Rosberg told reporters in a conference call from Stuttgart when asked about Formula One safety fears, with...
  • Pirelli announces tyre changes ahead of German Grand Prix July 3, 2013

    Milan: Formula One cars will race on different tyres for the rest of the season in the wake of a string of blowouts during Sunday's British Grand Prix that sparked the threat of a revolt from teams. Tyres exploded on four cars at Silverstone, including those of Lewis Hamilton and Felipe...
  • FIA allows inseason testing over tyre trouble July 3, 2013

    London: Facing a revolt from teams over exploding tyres at the British Grand Prix, Formula One's governing body allowed inseason testing on Monday to allay safety fears. Jean Todt, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) president, said in a statement the Young Drivers Test scheduled for July 1719 at Silverstone would be...
  • Exploding F1 tyres are bad news for Pirelli brand July 1, 2013

    London: "Take the F1 performance to your car," runs a slogan on the website of Italian tyre maker Pirelli that risks alarming motorists after a weekend of highspeed blowouts in the British Formula One grand prix. Pirelli, which supplies all 11 teams in F1 motor racing, suffered the downside of supporting...
  • Silverstone kerbs not behind blowouts, says Derek Warwick July 1, 2013

    London: Silverstone's owners hit back on Monday at suggestions that the circuit's kerbs could be to blame for explosive Pirelli tyre failures at Sunday's British Formula One Grand Prix. Derek Warwick, President of the British Racing Drivers Club, said he had been out to look at the kerbs and dismissed as...
  • Formula One risks driver action over tyre safety July 1, 2013

    London: Formula One searched for answers on Monday after headlinegrabbing British Grand Prix tyre blowouts plunged the sport into crisis and triggered talk of a possible driver boycott in Germany next weekend. Tyre supplier Pirelli, who have faced criticism from some teams since the start of the season, began an immediate...
  • Formula One in crisis mode after tyre failures July 1, 2013

    Silverstone, England: Formula One and tyre supplier Pirelli faced a fullon crisis on Sunday after the British Grand Prix came close to being stopped for safety reasons due to a spate of explosive highspeed blowouts. The spectre of Indianapolis 2005, when only six Bridgestoneshod cars competed in a farce of a...
  • Red Bull call for Formula One to revert to 2012 tyres July 1, 2013

    Silverstone, England: Formula One should revert to last year's tyres for safety reasons to prevent any repeat of Sunday's dangerous British Grand Prix blowouts, according to Red Bull principal Christian Horner. Speaking to reporters after a race in which four drivers suffered highspeed rear left tyre failures, with the rubber exploding...
  • F1 drivers threaten to boycott German Grand Prix July 1, 2013

    Four drivers suffered almost identical rearleft tyre failures in a chaotic British Grand Prix on Sunday, with Mercedes' Nico Rosberg eventually winning it. As a result, the drivers have threatened to boycott next weekend's German Grand Prix unless the unexpected tyre explosions are rectified. "I am 100 percent sure that every...
  • 'Tyregate' incident made Mercedes stronger: Brawn June 22, 2013

    Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn said that the outcome of the Tribunal hearing on Friday has made the German team more stronger. Mercedes who came under the scanner after they were involved in a tire test with supplier Pirelli in May, have been banned from a threeday young driver test...
  • Mercedes banned from young driver test in Barcelona June 21, 2013

    Formula One team Mercedes will not take part in this year's young driver test in Barcelona as they have been banned and given a reprimand for using a 2013 car during a tyre test for Pirelli. The International Tribunal panel announced its verdict at the FIA's headquarters in Paris on...
  • FIA accuses Mercedes of gaining from illegal tyre test June 20, 2013

    Paris: Formula One's governing body accused the Mercedes team on Thursday of breaking the rules by testing in Spain with tyre supplier Pirelli last month and benefitting from their involvement. Mercedes, the team of 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton and Germany's Nico Rosberg, could face heavy sanctions if found guilty by...
  • Apollo Tyres to buy USbased Cooper Tire for $2.5 billion June 13, 2013

    New Delhi: India's Apollo Tyres Ltd agreed to buy USbased Cooper Tire & Rubber Co for about $2.5 billion in a deal that would make it the world's seventhlargest tire maker and reduce its dependence on a slowing Indian auto market. The acquisition of Cooper the second biggest US...
  • Pirelli delay race debut of revised F1 tyres May 29, 2013

    London: Pirelli have shelved plans for Formula One teams to race with newspecification tyres in Canada next week, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday. She said the modified rear tyres would now be used only in Friday practice in Montreal for evaluation purposes, with each team given two sets, with...
  • Lotus boss Boullier unhappy with Pirelli tyre changes May 17, 2013

    London: Pirelli's decision to change the Formula One tyres after just six races penalises those who have done a better job than others in getting the existing ones to work, Lotus principal Eric Boullier said on Thursday. "Just imagine for a moment that because a football team can't run as fast...
  • Pirelli urges Formula One to relax testing rules May 14, 2013

    London: Formula One must allow inseason testing to avoid the risk next year of tyres lasting only a handful of laps and races being cut short, according to Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery. Under fire for the quickwearing 2013 compounds that led to a blizzard of pitstops in Spain on...
  • Drivers worried Pirelli tyres are wearing too fast May 13, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona: Tyres shredded like paper, rubber flew everywhere and cars flitted in and out of the pit lane like supermarket shoppers in a car park. On a frustrating day for drivers and fans alike, nearly 80 pit stops were made during Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, again highlighting what has...
  • F1 teams to get extra tyres for practice at Spanish GP May 6, 2013

    Formula One teams will be given extra tyres for Friday free practice from this week's Spanish Grand Prix to encourage them to provide more action for the fans, supplier Pirelli said on Monday. "We'll be supplying an extra set of prototype hard compound tyres for free practice, which will hopefully ensure...